Latin names versus scientific names [was: So much for nomenclatural stability]

Thomas Lammers lammers at UWOSH.EDU
Sat Mar 12 21:21:41 CST 2005

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From: Karl Magnacca <kmagnacca at WESLEYAN.EDU>
> What is it about cladistics (and phylogenetics more broadly) that turnspeople into savage beasts?<

Do you mean, what  gets non-cladists so sore at cladists?  I'll tell you: their insistence that unless you do things their way, you are not doing science.  That is the most awful imprecation one can hurl at a scientist -- that what you are doing is Not Science.  Nothing else could cut to the quick so terribly.

Tom Lammers

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